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Poster: Video-Cellar Date: Aug 26, 2012 9:39pm
Forum: moviesandfilms Subject: Re: Urgent Copyright Status Neeeded

The film was registered:
IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT. 1934. 11 reels,
sd. Based on the Cosmopolitan magazine
story by Samuel Hopkins Adams.
Credits: Director, Frank Capra; screenplay,
Robert Riskin; film editor. Gene Havlick.
Columbia Pictures Corp.; © 17Feb34;
LP4497.

It was renewed:
IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT, a photoplay in
eleven reels by Columbia Pictures
Corp. © 17Feb34; LP4497. Columbia
Pictures Corp. (PWH); 30Jan62,
R290029.

Original prints carry a valid notice, so it looks like it's copyright.

Attachment: IHON_3_Title_w_notice.jpg

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Poster: I Am Gen X Date: Aug 29, 2012 3:27pm
Forum: moviesandfilms Subject: Re: Urgent Copyright Status Neeeded

Thank you for your kindness and I am sorry I am late getting back to you on this one. I had to deal with your findings with my other channel members and wanted to get back to you asap after our meeting. Question: Columbia is not Sony. Is there any way to tell if Sony owns this as they claim in my screen shot?

Thanks again for your help, VC. :)

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Poster: Video-Cellar Date: Aug 30, 2012 1:47pm
Forum: moviesandfilms Subject: Re: Urgent Copyright Status Neeeded

Columbia Pictures has been owned by the Sony Corporation for just over 20 years. Sony brought the company in 1989. In 1991, the parent company "Columbia Pictures Entertainment" formally changed it's name to "Sony Pictures Entertainment".

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Poster: I Am Gen X Date: Aug 30, 2012 3:09pm
Forum: moviesandfilms Subject: Re: Urgent Copyright Status Neeeded

Says in her best Johnny Carson voice, "I did not know that."
Thanks, VC :)